This past weekend, the Catholic Church enjoyed a rare celebration of the canonization of two of it's former leaders, John XXIII (pictured) and John Paul II. In the ceremony, both men were recognized and publicly proclaimed as saints.We understand that sainthood for an individual bestows upon them some special designation and title, but do you really … Continue reading What is a Saint, and Who Goes to Heaven?
There is a famous old Yiddish proverb that has had many takes on it over the years, widely attributed to Israel Furman in 1968, which is itself a take on the Bible's Psalm 33:10 verse reading "The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples."That saying of … Continue reading What’s so funny, God?
The Father of our Country, our nation's first President and possibly still it's greatest citizen in history, George Washington, would be proud that the country decided to name a state after him.That is, until he got wind of what is going on these days in that state. Upon learning of these developments, the great man … Continue reading Washington rolling over in his grave
At Christmastime we are supposed to be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and the majority of Americans will be doing just that. But there is a relatively small yet growing segment of our population that does not realize, or does not care, that it was the values taught by Him … Continue reading Book Review: America’s Secular Challenge